Some 30 organizations in Cebu are asking the Supreme Court not to treat the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) issue as moot and academic. Instead, these Cebu-based groups want the High Court to rule against the DAP.
“We believe that funds withdrawn in the middle of the fiscal year and funds taken from the unreleased appropriations and unobligated allotments are illegal and unconstitutional,” said a statement they signed at the close of the general assembly of the Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System held at the Archbishop’s Palace compound Saturday afternoon.
More are expected to sign the statement before the Supreme Court announces its decision on the constitutionality of DAP. We urge other groups and interested organizations to discuss the statement and support us.
Feel free to download the PDF file of the statement below. Those who want to sign the statement, please affix your signature on your downloaded copy, scan it, and email firstname.lastname@example.org.